Supervisors: Professor Ros Ballaster and Professor Abigail Williams
Research Interests: Late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century women's writings; early Whig drama and poetry; gender and political identity.
Doctoral Research: My research explores women writers’ contributions to the shaping of early Whig literary culture in the decades following the Glorious Revolution of 1688. I examine the ways in which partisan political commitments enhanced women's abilities to conceive and establish themselves as authors in an androcentric culture. I am particularly interested in female engagement with notions usually considered to occupy a ‘masculine’ domain: war, martial heroism, civic virtue and commercial virtue.